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CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-31-09 11:12 AM
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10. When I hear DUers state that they hope Palin is the 2012 candidate,
I always think, "Be careful what you wish for." The rabid right, who adore Palin, are going to be out in force next election - more so than in the past. They're pissed that they lost, many are racists, & they aren't all that bright. They don't recognize or acknowledge that a lot of their economic woes are due to their own party's policies. I would never underestimate Palin's base.

The real question is, will the republican PTB let her have the candidacy? She's a puppet, just like Reagan & 43, & they like that. Their party has been happy to court the wackos in the past, but will they chance that she turns off moderate republicans? I think her run for the presidency is initially in the hands of the republican party.

My biggest worry is that the dems won't do enough to help Main St. & by 2012, many dems will stay home or vote 3rd party.

I don't think Bachmann has the same kind of appeal as Palin.
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